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Poster: johnnyonthespot Date: Apr 6, 2009 11:46am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: 6-7-77

" Who knows, maybe it was disco's fault"

I think it was Bob's fault for not giving those tunes a much needed rest. It's no secret that Billy hated ( or grew to hate probably ) playing those tunes. To me those tunes more often than not sound odd once the band evolved out of that sound post 74

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Poster: GennyBenni Date: Apr 6, 2009 1:38pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: 6-7-77

Yeah. After '74 they stop sounding like fast-paced cowboy tunes and just sound like anachronistic, plodding things. It's almost like a car that's running on the wrong type of fuel...

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Poster: Bob Gnarley Date: Apr 6, 2009 1:57pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: 6-7-77

I think part of the problem was bringing back Mickey.

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Poster: GennyBenni Date: Apr 6, 2009 2:25pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: 6-7-77

I definitely agree - it was a problem for THESE TUNES despite the fact that it was not a negative change overall (at least in my opinion). The two drummers added a huge amount of energy, but only in certain places. It's these songs that exposed the weaknesses of having that brand of percussive power.

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Poster: pctcandp Date: Apr 7, 2009 6:01am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: 6-7-77

Listening to the AUD of this show and am wondering why it is not an MOTB. Recorded by Menke, like the 6-4 show. Did he just have a bad seat?